German old-school Death Metal band Aschenvater signs to Dead Center productions to release their debut EP “Landungsfeldmassaker”.
Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
1. Der Beginn // Tag der Abrechnung
2. Sturmreif // Der Verräterkönig
3. Im Feuersturm // Entfesselte Götter
4. Blut auf schwarzem Sand // Im Todesrausch
5. Massaker // Echos
6. Durch das Kadavermeer // Geschenke des Krieges
7. Verräter // Visionen der Hölle
The band name “Aschenvater” is inspired by the universe of Warhammer 40K, which also serves as content for our first EP named “Landungsfeldmassaker”. It is about a battle on Istvaan V, the drop site massacre (Landungsfeldmassaker). The sound is raw and destructive, like the rotting battlefields.
The style is comparable to bands like “Bolt Thrower” or “Hail of Bullets”. Oldschool Death Metal is the perfect way for us to bring the content and the energy of the lyrics together with the music. The HM-2 is sculpting the violence and brutality of the fights in clay.
Aschenvater started as a studio project by Oliver and Marko. From the beginning we shared the same enthusiasm for old school death metal and the will to create our own songs. Oli’s interest in the Warhammer 40K universe formed the basis for the thematic battlefield. Marko arranged the instrumental structure of the songs, which were then together with the lyrics adapted to the concept. While we were working hard to finish the EP, Marcus decided to join the band as bass player. With his musical understanding and experience, he enriched the entire sound and gave it depth.
Special about the EP is the german-language singing, which is rarely found in this genre. It alternates in low and high passages and thus achieves the unmistakable dynamic of the songs. The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered at our own Studio (Goliath-Studio in Görlitz).
In the Band we share the same passion for the metal underground. We go to festivals and concerts as Fans, crew members or volunteers. There is a constant exchange about releases, interviews and live shows. Metal is not a minor matter for us. All band members are also active in other bands. Oli and Marcus in Torture the Mass (RIP), Marcus also in the band Stein, Marko in the bands Mouth of Madness and Heksebrann.
With the release of the Landungsfeldmassaker EP, we close the first chapter. Riffs, lyrics and ideas for further releases are in progress and just waiting to be brought into shape. A live line-up is also planned. But until then, the battle of the drop site massacre rages with incredible severity!
Oliver – vocals and lyrics
Marko – guitars and composition
Marcus – bass guitar
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